ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker is seeking to expand an early-college high school initiative involving Chicano studies.
Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero is sponsoring a bill that would appropriate $250,000 to expand the Albuquerque-area program with the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at the University of New Mexico.
Officials say the project has increased admissions and retention rates for first-generation college students from Albuquerque high schools.
The program enrolled 118 students from the three Albuquerque Public Schools’ high schools and had a 96 percent completion rate during its first year.
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